What Do We Lose By Measuring ‘Average’ In Education? | MindShift | KQED News

By designing systems for the average person, individuals lose out on potential opportunities to excel.

Source: What Do We Lose By Measuring ‘Average’ In Education? | MindShift | KQED News

School libraries and librarians can be the front runners for the suggested shift to cater to the edges of students educational needs, rather than the typical average-based educational system.  Librarians can identify the breadth of needs of students alongside the classroom teacher, creating an environment encouraging excellence in achievement rather than meeting minimum requirements.  Of course, this would certainly demand a collaborative relationship between teachers and librarians, aligning more with co-teaching rather than relegating school librarians as simply support as has been the custom.  Is it possible? or is this idea meant for a Utopian-like education system?

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